I really enjoyed reading this review!
This is one of the best games I have played so far, atmospheric, four beautifully realized worlds with perfectly fitting, mesmerizing music - which I still play separately quite often, from CD or as downloads.
It took me months and months to complete, not in one go, mind you
, but in lots of sittings, because of its length and some incredibly difficult puzzles, which in fact made it all the more rewarding in the end.
And then to think that I just picked it up in a bookstore for a hefty sum, on the grounds that it looked fascinating, not knowing what on earth it was about, assuming it was a bit like Myst!
By the way, if I remember correctly, the order in which you visit the worlds is not fixed, but depends on what stone you put in the "compass" on board the Tibetan ship.